Contact: Chuck Sifuentes
COVINA, Calif. ― Five Emanate Health leaders, many of whom were on the frontlines of the health system's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, have been named 2022 "Women of Influence Health Care" in the region by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ). Emanate Health is the largest health care system in the San Gabriel Valley.
"During the height of the pandemic, these outstanding women were treating COVID-19 patients, recruiting and training new clinical staff, securing hard-to-find lab testing materials, crunching daily pandemic numbers and addressing potential legal issues," said Roger Sharma, Emanate Health President & Chief Executive Officer. "The contributions that these talented leaders made during the pandemic were critical to our response."
The five Emanate Health leaders selected for this recognition included:
- Angela Bernacki, Chief People Officer
- Sunanda Chatterjee, MD, a pathologist
- Brenda Hayakawa, MD, an Emergency Department physician
- Loucine Kasparian, Infection Control Director
- Arifa Majeed, Corporate Director In-house Legal Counsel
The women, chosen from among more than 100 women in health care throughout the region, were recognized for exceptional stewardship and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the health and wellbeing of the Los Angeles community.
Last year, Bernacki was recognized as a Woman of Influence by the LABJ. Two years ago, Emanate Health Chief Nurse & Clinical Executive Melissa Howard and Jacqueline Bracy, MD, a practicing gynecologist and president of Emanate Health Medical Group (which is affiliated with Emanate Health), were named among the "Top Women Leaders in Healthcare" by the publication.
About Emanate Health
Emanate Health exists to help people keep well in body, mind and spirit by providing quality health care services in a safe, compassionate environment. Emanate Health is the largest nonprofit health care provider serving the one million residents of the San Gabriel Valley in California. The system provides specialized care in Behavioral Health, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Neuroscience and Stroke, orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Women's Health. Its family of hospitals and hospice include Emanate Health Inter-Community in Covina, Emanate Health Queen of the Valley in West Covina, Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian in Glendora, Emanate Health Hospice and Home Care in West Covina, as well as other clinics throughout the region. Year after year the health care system has been voted "Best Hospital" and "Best Place to Work" and providers are consistently among the "Top Doctors" in Los Angeles County and hospital services are recognized for quality care. Visit emanatehealth.org, our Newsroom and connect with us on LinkedIn │Twitter │ Instagram │ Facebook.